Architecture & Design

Going Up

International Design Firm Selects Sarasota-Based Sweet Sparkman to Collaborate on the Sarasota Performing Arts Center

Renzo Piano Building Workshop will lead the design of the building. It chose Sweet Sparkman as the architect of record out of nearly 30 applicants.

04/30/2024 By Kim Doleatto

Home Tour

Renowned Architect Todd DeGarmo Settles Into His Custom Laurel Park Home

It's the first time DeGarmo, the CEO Emeritus of STUDIOS Architecture, got to design a home for himself.

04/12/2024 By Kim Doleatto

Into the woods

The Allen Treehouse Is a Hidden Gem in Arlington Park, and It's on the Market for $2.2 Million

The three-bedroom, four-bathroom home has plenty of Old Florida charm.

03/29/2024 By Kim Doleatto

A Tasteful Facelift

The Van Wezel Estate Gets a New Life Following a Full Restoration

Take a peek into the historic home of the couple behind Sarasota's premier performing arts hall.

03/20/2024 By Emma Moneuse

100 Loves

A New Architecture Sarasota Initiative Pays Tribute to 100 'Moderns That Matter'

“It’s a snapshot in time when we know so much change is coming.”

03/20/2024 By Kim Doleatto


Local Builders Won Big at This Year's National Association of Home Builders Awards

Nautilus Custom Homes and Ross Built Custom Homes stood out from the competition, taking home a total of seven awards.

03/01/2024 By Kim Doleatto

House Warming

This Anna Maria House Is Packed With Sustainable Style

The recently finished home is dotted with cozy nooks and spaces that showcase an obsession with being outside.

02/23/2024 By Kim Doleatto

Crib Check

Get Ready to Gawk at the Amazing Spaces on the Annual Junior League of Sarasota Tour of Homes

The 47th annual tour invites home lovers to check out decor trends and more in some of Sarasota’s sweetest neighborhoods.

02/20/2024 By Kim Doleatto

Q & A

New Urbanism Luminary Andrés Duany to Sarasota: 'You're Not a Little Town'

“If you say, 'I like small-town Sarasota,' you're wrong. Get a suit and stop wearing short pants.”

01/26/2024 By Kim Doleatto

Ora Hour

A Look at The Ora, Sarasota's Newest Events Venue

The Ora will offer fine-dining catering and top-tier tech, but it's also helping to fill the area's need for more luxury event space with lots of square footage.

01/23/2024 By Kim Doleatto

Vintage Venice

This Almost Century-Old Home Was One of the First Built on Venice Island

This 1926 Mediterranean-Revival home has been well-loved by its owner for more than 20 years. Now it's on the market and seeking its next steward.

01/19/2024 By Kim Doleatto

Home View

The Sea Hagg Returns

Jan Holman has breathed new life into her Sea Hagg brand with a nautical-themed vacation rental in a nearby Cortez cottage.

01/08/2024 By Kim Doleatto

New Year, New Kitchen

Six Hot Products to Refresh the Most Used Room in Your Home

Many kitchen products on the market today are built to offer more efficiency, functionality and design features than in years past, and the return on investment is in your favor.

12/27/2023 By Tisha Leung

International Mod

Check Out This Pair of Modern Homes That's Headed to Indian Beach-Sapphire Shores

Internationally acclaimed Spanish architectural firm Fran Silvestre Arquitectos is designing the cantilevered sister homes. One of them is for sale for $5.95 million.

12/18/2023 By Kim Doleatto

Lord Award

Renowned Architect Norman Foster to Receive Architecture Sarasota's Philip Hanson Hiss Award

The architect will give a lecture at Art Ovation on March 22 and receive the second annual Hiss Award at a ceremony the next day.

12/14/2023 By Kim Doleatto

MCM Marvel

Sarasota Magazine Founder Dan Denton's Lido Key Home Hits the Market

After three respectful renovations over a 35-year period, Denton created a sublime example of the Sarasota modern style. It's now on the market for $4.95 million.

12/08/2023 By Kim Doleatto

No Cap Color

This Maximalist Siesta Key Home Is Full of Color and Pattern

It's proof that bold interior design can make a space speak volumes.

12/06/2023 By Kim Doleatto

Ringling Rising

Here's What's Coming to the Corner of North Tamiami Trail and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way

Ringling College of Art and Design is raising $175 million, in part to build its new Signature Academic Building.

12/01/2023 By Kim Doleatto

Pei Remix

Here's What New College's I.M. Pei Dorms Could Look Like in the Future

See the winner and other finalists’ submissions in the “Reimagining Pei” competition.

11/22/2023 By Kim Doleatto

Old Gems

Sarasota Alliance for Historic Preservation Names Its 2023 'Six to Save'

The initiative highlights local historic buildings that may be under threat.

11/17/2023 By Kim Doleatto